EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Meeting

Chartered SAB Quality Review of Two Draft SAB Reports: 1) Mountaintop Mining and 2) Aquatic Life Benchmark for Conductivity in Central Appalachian Streams

01/19/2011
12:00 PM
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03:00 PM

Federal Register Notice Announcing the Meeting

Type of MeetingAdvisory
LocationTelephone only

Expert Committee or PanelSAB

ContactsThomas Armitage
202-564-2155
armitage.thomas@epa.gov

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Minutes

Meeting Minutes. (PDF, 8 pp., 181,642 bytes)

Agenda

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a quality review of two draft SAB reports: 1) Advisory on EPA’s Draft Report on Aquatic Ecosystem Effects of Mountaintop Mining and Valley Fills, and 2) Review of Field-Based Aquatic Life Benchmark for Conductivity in Central Appalachian Streams

Agenda. (PDF, 1 pp., 17,499 bytes)

Advisory Activity (or Activities) Discussed

Mountaintop Mining – Valley-Fill Ecological Assessment
Interim Water Quality Advisory Methodology for Estimating Conductivity


Agency Review Documents

Mountaintop Mining – Valley-Fill Ecological Assessment
   PDF for The Effects of Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on Aquatic Ecosystems of the Central Appalachian Coalfields, External Review Draft (December 2009) (PDF, 119 pp., 2,132,699 bytes)


Interim Water Quality Advisory Methodology for Estimating Conductivity
   PDF for Field-Based Aquatic Life Benchmark for Conductivity in Central Appalachian Streams, External Review Draft (March 2010) (PDF, 193 pp., 7,345,699 bytes)


Report(s) to Review:

Draft Report Title(s)
Advisory on EPA's Draft Report on Aquatic Ecosystem Effects of Mountaintop Mining and Valley Fills
Review of Field-Based Aquatic Life Benchmark for Conductivity in Central Appalachian Streams


Meeting Materials
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